Evie, Marco and Orbit are three versions of the same person from different realities trying to save themselves from Hunter. Find out if they survive in Triage #3 by Dark Horse Comics!
TRIAGE #3 (OF 5)
Writer: Phillip Sevy
Artist: Phillip Sevy
Colorist: Phillip Sevy
Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic
Editor: Megan Walker
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 13, 2019
Previously on Triage: Evie Pierce found herself meeting the superhero known as Orbit and a post apocalyptic leader called Marco. Realizing that they are the same person from different dimensions, they must now find a way to work together before Hunter can hunt them down. Currently in Evie’s dimension, they met up with Evie girlfriend Tabitha to lure Hunter into a trap. However, the plan went south quickly and the only thing preventing Hunter from killing everyone is Tabitha pointing a gun to Hunter’s head.
The book starts right where the previous one left off; with our protagonists hurt and Tabitha the only line of defense. Hunter is able to quickly disarm Tabitha but Orbit is able to use that opportunity to make an attack. Though Orbit is injured, she creates enough time for everyone to use their wristbands to teleport to Marco’s dimension. With Orbit getting medical treatment and Marco with Tabitha checking out a new threat we find out a little bit more about Marco’s dimension. The main threat is something called Sanctuary that uses sentries to steal people. Additionally, Marco is in a relationship with Szar and Josef but Josepf was killed in battle. Evie helps deliver Josef’s and Szar’s baby since Marco is absent from the birth. Meanwhile, Orbit regains consciousness and Elie walks in on Marco and Tabitha sharing an intimate kiss.
YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG
The primary theme in this series has been one of identity as Evie has lost her own self confidence and self worth. We see this theme challenged when Evie pushes Tabitha away when Tabitha needed her most. This is a stressful situation that Phillip Sevy has set up and through these events, we see our main characters act very human and make mistakes. What a critical moment where we increase the tension between characters to add another layer to the story. These elements makes the character relatable and more three dimensional and hooked me further into the story.
Despite all this added drama, it did feel we lost a little pacing of the overall story. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the direction this issue went. I also know that there are two more issues in this miniseries and that makes me concerned that the plot may become rushed. Characters drive the plot but we shouldn’t necessarily forget the plot in favor of character development. Now this may be a nonissue since I don’t know the full narrative arc and I trust Phillip Sevy to do right by the title.
BOTTOM LINE: CHARACTER DRIVEN
I think the story is going in an incredible direction. It has a modern feel, deals with problems that I struggle with, and the characters come alive off the page. Phillip Sevy does a respectable job with the art but the strength definitely comes from the writing. Looking forward to the rest of the series. 4 out of 5 for Triage #3.
This is a stressful situation that Phillip Sevy has set up and through these events we see our main characters act very human and make mistakes. What a critical moment where we increase the tension between characters to add another layer to the story.